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Management Development Program 2024


Serves as a member of the Management Development Program (MDP) and participates in ten weeks of Core Training and one year of On-the-Job (OJT) training. Core Training responsibilities include participation in classroom training, observations of departmental presentations, interaction with senior management, peer networking, and working in teams on two group project assignments. OJT responsibilities vary by department and are assigned by the department manager. The position may be responsible for additional projects as assigned by the department manager or Leadership Development Manager-MDP.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and complete a one-year long, non-rotational training program while creating and adding value to assigned department. Receive job specific training, general training in banking, communication and leadership, and personalized coaching and feedback. Performance measures may include several objective test scores, peer and sponsor feedback from group projects, facilitator feedback, Leadership Development Manager-MDP feedback, Department Manager feedback, final assessment score, and year-end performance appraisal from Department Manager and Leadership Development Manager-MDP.
  • Core Training - Participate in ten weeks of training throughout the one-year assignment to learn banking, basic financial skills, technical skills, and leadership/interpersonal skills. Develop a solid understanding of banking functions, processes, and operations.
  • Group Projects - Participate in two group project assignments, working with a team of their peers to build relationships within their teams as well as with project sponsors, internal and external contacts, and senior management. Teams make a presentation to senior management at the conclusion of each project providing recommendations and potential project solutions.
  • On-the-Job Training - The fundamental skills taught in core training are combined with On-the-Job training based on the incumbent's assignment. Job specific training teaches departmental policies, procedures, systems, and products. Upon completion of MDP, all incumbents attain basic skills necessary to become entry-level professionals and/or managers in their assigned department.
  • Complete tasks in a manner that are compliant with applicable laws and regulations and/or that serve to help the Company be in compliance with laws and regulations that apply to the business line the position supports.
  • Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite.
  • Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.


Scope of Responsibilities:

The Management Development Program is a non-rotational, one-year training program for recent college graduates where participants learn sales, accounting, project management and leadership skills depending upon their career track.  Various methods of training include classroom study, divisional orientations, and teamwork on group projects.  These fundamentals are coupled with on-the-job training to allow for immediate application in the area for which the participant has been hired.


Supervisory/ Managerial Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.


Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's Degree candidate at a school where M&T Bank recruits MDPs (or an MBA student with no work experience).

Outstanding academic credentials (GPA of 3.0 or better).

Up to 1 years' work experience.

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated analytical skills.

Demonstrated computer skills.

Demonstrated presentation skills.

Authorized to work in the U.S. on a full time permanent basis without additional sponsorship.

Demonstrated leadership abilities.

Work/internship experience.



Location varies based on positions.  The majority of the positions are based out of Buffalo, NY. Limited positions are in Wilmington, DE- Bridgeport, CT-  Baltimore, MD-Radnor, PA-Atlanta, GA